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The 700 Club - September 21, 2017

Country Music Hall of Fame Charlie Daniels looks back at his legendary career. Plus, a devastating diagnosis and a mother determined to save her baby. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING UP, THE

MAN WHO ONCE BEAT THE

DEVIL WITH A FIDDLE.

CHARLIE DANIELS LOOKS BACK

AT HIS LEGENDARY CAREER.

THEN, A DEVASTATING

DIAGNOSIS.

EVERYTHING CHANGED.

Wendy: AND A MOTHER

DETERMINED TO CHANGE HER

BABY.

OKAY, DON'T LOSE IT.

Wendy: "SEVEN DAYS

ABLAZE" ROLLS ON, ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Pat: DEVASTATION

BEYOND IMAGINATION.

THE GOVERNOR OF PUERTO

RICO SAYS IT COULD BE

MONTHS BEFORE POWER IS

RESTORED TO THAT

BELEAGUERED ISLAND.

HURRICANE MARIA DEVASTATED

PUERTO RICO, WITH HIGH

WINDS AND FLOODS THAT

TURNED SOME STREETS INTO

RAGING RIVERS.

Wendy: AND IN MEXICO,

A FRANTIC SEARCH FOR

SURVIVORS IS STILL UNDER

WAY AFTER THAT MASSIVE

EARTHQUAKE TWO DAYS AGO.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US

THIS LOOK AT THE AFTERMATH

OF BOTH OF THESE TERRIBLE

NATURAL DISASTERS.

George: FIRST

RESPONDERS ARE OUT ON THE

STREETS OF SAN JUAN,

PUERTO RICO, AFTER THE

STRONGEST STORM IN 83

YEARS SLAMMED INTO THE

CARIBBEAN ISLAND.

MARIA DESTROYED HUNDREDS

OF HOMES, SNAPPED TREES,

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, TORE

OFF ROOFS AND DUMPED AT

LEAST 20 INCHES OF RAIN.

THE GOVERNOR SAYS HIS

ISLAND IS COMPLETELY

DESTROYED.

RESIDENTS OF THE U.S.

TERRITORY JOINED

FIREFIGHTERS AS THEY

FANNED OUT ACROSS THE

CAPITAL, CLEARING WOOD AND

DEBRIS FROM THE STREETS.

THIS IS MY APARTMENT.

IT IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE

COME INSIDE.

THIS IS VERY SAD.

George: AS PEOPLE

TOOK STOCK OF THE DAMAGE,

OFFICIALS ARE WARNING IT

COULD BE MONTHS BEFORE

POWER IS RESTORED ON THE

ISLAND.

WITH HOTELS, BALLROOMS,

SHELTERS, AND SPORTS

ARENAS QUICKLY FILLING UP

WITH THE HOMELESS...

*

George: ...SOME ARE

SINGING ABOUT FINDING

STRENGTH THROUGH THE

STORM.

THEY'LL NEED IT AS THE

RECOVERY AND CLEANUP

SLOWLY GETS UNDER WAY.

THE HURRICANE CAME ASHORE

OFF PUERTO RICO'S

NORTHWEST COAST ON

WEDNESDAY, PACKING WINDS

OF 155 MILES PER HOUR,

JUST TWO MILES AN HOUR

UNDER A CATEGORY 5.

THE STORM REGAINED

STRENGTH AS IT MOVED BACK

OVER OPEN WATER, ON COURSE

TO SLAM INTO TURKS AND

CAICOS, AND THE DOMINICAN

REPUBLIC.

2300 MILES WEST OF PUERTO

RICO, THIS IS THE SCENE IN

MEXICO CITY.

AS EMERGENCY CREWS ARE

STILL WORKING TIRELESSLY

TO FIND SURVIVORS

FOLLOWING THAT 7.1

MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE THAT

STRUCK THE CENTRAL PART OF

THE COUNTRY.

OVER 40 BUILDINGS

COLLAPSED IN THE CAPITAL

CITY.

"OPERATION BLESSING,"

WHICH HAS A SIGNIFICANT

PRESENCE IN THE COUNTRY,

RESPONDED SOON AFTER THE

EARTHQUAKE STRUCK TUESDAY

AFTERNOON.

DEPLOYING PEOPLE ON

MOTORCYCLES TO DISTRIBUTE

WATER AND OTHER ESSENTIAL

SUPPLIES TO SOME OF THE

HARDEST HIT AREAS OF THE

CITY.

WITHIN A FEW HOURS...

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

George: ...HUNDREDS

GOT BUSY, HELPING TO SET

UP MOBILE KITCHENS, AS

THEY STEPPED UP TO MEET

THE NEEDS OF THEIR HURTING

NEIGHBORS.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES ALSO

JOINED A HUMAN CHAIN OF

"OPERATION BLESSING"

VOLUNTEERS AS THEY PACKED

VITAL SUPPLIES BOUND FOR

SOME OF THE OUTLYING AREAS

NEAR THE QUAKE'S

EPICENTER.

RIGHT WHERE WE LOOKED,

THERE WERE HOUSES DOWN AND

HOUSES CONDEMNED, AND

THERE ARE FAMILIES

SLEEPING OUT IN THE

ELEMENTS.

George: THEY BROUGHT

A TRUCKLOAD OF TENTS,

QUICKLY CONSTRUCTING A

TEMPORARY AREA.

245 PEOPLE HAVE DIED SO

FAR, WITH MEXICO CITY

BEARING THE BRUNT OF THE

DEATHS AND DAMAGE.

MORE THAN 2,000 WERE ALSO

INJURED.

SO THE NEED FOR HELP IS

GREAT.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: YOU KNOW, I WANT

TO ASK YOU -- I ASKED

WENDY -- CAN YOU IMAGINE

WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE IF

YOU HAD NO POWER.

YOU HAD NO ABILITY TO HAVE

A REFRIGERATOR, NO ABILITY

TO HAVE AN ELECTRIC OVEN

OR A MICROWAVE OR ANY KIND

OF GENERATION OF POWER.

NO LIGHTS.

NO HEAT.

NO COLD.

YOU COULDN'T HAVE ANY OF

THOSE THINGS.

Wendy: THAT WOULD BE

ROUGHING IT TO A PLACE I

HAVE NEVER GONE BEFORE.

Pat: IF YOU GO ON A

CAMPING TRIP, YOU'VE

GOT --

Wendy: SUPPLIES.

Pat: AND SLEEPING

BAGS AND TENTS.

THE AVERAGE PERSON DOESN'T

HAVE THAT.

BUT TO THINK OF BEING

WITHOUT ANY KIND OF POWER

AT ALL FOR AN EXTENDED

PERIOD.

THINK WHAT IT WOULD BE

LIKE IF YOUR REFRIGERATOR

DOESN'T WORK.

ALL OF THE FOOD IN YOUR

REFRIGERATOR WOULD GO

STALE, GO ROTTEN ON YOU.

IT WOULD BE TERRIBLE.

THE SAME THING IN MEXICO

CITY, WITH THIS AWFUL

DISASTER.

THERE ARE BUILDINGS

FALLING DOWN ON PEOPLE'S

HEADS.

AND RELIEF AGENCIES

LOOKING OUT FOR THE POOR

AND THE NEEDY.

WE NEED YOUR HELP, BY THE

WAY.

"OPERATION BLESSING," CBN

CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA.

WE CAN HELP A LOT OF

PEOPLE, AND WE DO.

BUT EVERY DOLLAR IS

MULTIPLIED MANY TIMES,

SOMETIMES THREE OR FOUR

TIMES, BECAUSE WE MULTIPLY

IT WORKING WITH OTHER

AGENCIES.

FOLKS, THERE IS TRAGEDY

THAT IS OF UNIMAGINABLE

PROPORTIONS.

AND THOSE POOR PEOPLE DOWN

IN PUERTO RICO, YOU KNOW,

IT IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE

WHAT THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH.

Wendy: AND SOME OF

THE FLASHFLOODING

IMAGES -- THEY'RE STILL

GETTING LOTS AND LOTS OF

RAIN, ON TOP OF THE NO

POWER.

AND, OF COURSE, YOU CAN

LIVE WITHOUT FOOD FOR A

FEW DAYS, BUT WATER -- A

LOT OF TIMES WHEN THERE IS

FLOODING, IT CONTAMINATES

THE WATER SUPPLY.

WE'VE GOT TO HAVE WATER

GET TO THOSE PEOPLE.

Pat: WE HAVE CLEAN

WATER THAT WE BRING THEM.

AND WE HAVE TARPS FOR

THEIR LIVING.

BUT IT IS JUST TEMPORARY,

BUT IT WILL KEEP THEM

ALIVE DURING THIS PERIOD

OF CRISIS.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

Pat: HERE AT HOME,

SOME SENATORS ARE TRYING

TO HELP CHURCHES WHO HAVE

SUFFERED FROM NATURAL

DISASTERS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT.

John: THANKS, PAT.

UNPRECEDENTED NATURAL

DISASTERS HAVE LEFT MANY

AMERICAN CHURCHES DAMAGED

IN IN NEED OF DESPERATE

REPAIR.

BUT CURRENT LAWS EXCLUDE

HOUSES OF WORSHIP FROM

RECEIVING FEDERAL DISASTER

RELIEF FROM FEMA.

SO FOUR SENATORS,

INCLUDING JAMES LANGFORD,

HAVE INTRODUCED A BILL TO

CHANGE THE LAW SO CHURCHES

CAN BE INCLUDED AMONG THE

NON-PROFITS RECEIVING

FEDERAL AID.

CHURCHES HAVE BEEN

DENIED FEMA, WHICH MAKES

IT VERY, VERY IRONIC.

IN MY STATE, YOU MAY HAVE

A TORNADO THAT COMES

THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF A

TOWN, THAT DESTROYS

SEVERAL HOMES, DAMAGES A

CHURCH.

THAT CHURCH, DAMAGED AS IT

MAY BE, ENDS UP BEING THE

SHELTER FOR QUITE A FEW

FOLKS OR THE FOOD

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK, BUT

IN THE END OF IT, THEY

HAVE NO ACCESS TO THE FEMA

DISASTER FUNDS.

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

CANNOT DISCRIMINATE ON

SOMEONE SIMPLY BASED ON

THE FACT THEY'RE A CHURCH.

John: SINCE THIS IS

AN URGENT NEED, LANGFORD

IS HOPEFUL THE SENATE WILL

TAKE UP THIS BILL QUICKLY.

> THE TOP PRIORITIES ARE

TAXES AND HEALTH CARE, AND

DAVID BRODY TALKED TO ONE

OF THE PRESIDENT'S KEY

POINT MEN ON BOTH OF THOSE

ISSUES, KNICKIN NICK MULVANEY.

David: NICK

MULVANEY, HE IS A KEY

PARTICIPANT IN MAKING SURE

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S POLICY

AGENDA GETS TO THE FINISH

LINE, AND THAT INCLUDES

TAX REFORM AND REPALING REPEALING

OBAMACARE.

TRENDING IN THE NEWS

LATELY IS THIS BIG FINAL

PUSH IN THE SENATE ON A

BILL TO REPLACE OBAMACARE.

A VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR

NEXT WEEK.

MULVANEY MADE AN

APPEARANCE ON CBN'S "FAITH

BOOK," ABOUT THE

PROSPECTS.

IF YOU ASK ME HOW MANY

VOTES IT HAS DAY, 48, 49,

MAYBE, AND 50 IS THE

THRESHOLD.

David: THE BUDGET

DIRECTOR IS KEENLY AWARE

THAT SENATORS WILL BE

WAITING TO SEE THE COSTS

ASSOCIATED WITH THE BILL.

A PRELIMINARY

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET

OFFICE REPORT WILL BE OUT

NEXT WEEK, BUT HE SAYS

EVEN IF THE C.B.O.'S

NUMBERS DON'T LOOK GOOD,

THAT SHOULD MATTER.

WHILE THE DATA HAS BEEN

WRONG IN THE PAST...

YOU THINK THERE WILL BE

A BILL ON THE PRESIDENT'S

DESK SAY BY THE END OF THE

YEAR?

I HOPE SO.

THAT IS STILL THE

PRESIDENT'S TOP PRIORITY.

YOU HAVE VIEWERS WATCHING

THIS SHOW WHO ARE 30 YEARS

OLD, AND THEY HAVE NEVER

HAD A JOB IN A TRULY

HEALTHY AMERICAN ECONOMY,

DEFINED AT 3% OR GREATER.

WE WANT TO TRY TO GET BACK

TO THAT.

AND TAX REFORM IS A

CENTRAL PIECE TO THAT.

David: NO SPECIFICS

ON THE PLAN YET, EXCEPT

THAT WE KNOW PRESIDENT

TRUMP WANTS TO SEE A MUCH

LOWER TAX RATE ON

BUSINESSES, DOWN TO 15%.

THAT'S THE CENTER PIECE.

BUT IS IT NON-NEGOTIABLE.

NOTHING IS SET IN STONE

IN WASHINGTON, BUT IF YOU

ASK THE PRESIDENT WAS HIS

PRIORITIES OR AND THE TAX

REFORM BILL SPECIFICALLY,

THAT 15% RATE IS CRITICAL

TO US.

WHY?

BECAUSE WE WANT TO GO BACK

TO THE 3% ECONOMIC GROWTH.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE MORE

INVESTMENT IN THE COUNTRY.

THE WAY YOU DRIVE G.D.P.

GROWTH IS A FUNCTION OF

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE

WORKING, MULTIPLIED BY HOW

PRODUCTIVE THEY ARE.

David: WHEN IT COMES

TO MUL MULVANEY'S PRIORITIES

FOR THE BUDGET, ONE ISSUE

IS THE WALL.

HOW TO PAY FOR IT IS

ANOTHER MATTER.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

WANTS $1.6 BILLION.

MOST DEMOCRATS DON'T WANT

IT AT ALL.

AND EVEN A DECENT SIZED

GROUP OF REPUBLICANS

AREN'T SURE, EITHER.

TRUMP'S "ART OF THE DEAL"

WILL HAVE TO COME INTO

PLAY, SOMETHING MULVANEY

SAW WHEN THE PRESIDENT CUT

A DEAL WITH THE TWO TOP

DEMS IN WASHINGTON, CHUCK

AND NANCY.

HOW MUCH CONCERN SHOULD

THERE BEEN ABOUT THIS

BIPARTISAN CHUCK AND NANCY

WHEELING AND DEALING --

WHAT YOU'VE SEEN IS THE

PRESIDENT MORE INTERESTED

IN GETTING RESULTS.

WHEN YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT

AND YOU'RE INTERESTED IN

PASSING AN AGENDA, MAYBE

IT IS NOT THAT UNUSUAL FOR

YOU TO STEP BACK AND SAY,

OKAY, WHO CAN HELP ME GET

THIS STUFF DONE.

David: AS FOR THAT

MEETING BETWEEN CHUCK AND

NANCY, HE WAS RIGHT THERE

IN THE FRONT ROW.

AND HE CALLS IT

FASCINATING TIMES, AND

STORIES HE WILL TELL HIS

GRANDCHILDREN ABOUT ONE

DAY IN THE FUTURE.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, DAVID.

PAT, THESE ARE FASCINATING

TIMES, INDEED.

Pat: THEY ARE,

INDEED.

THE REPUBLICANS HAVE JUST

GOT TO GET THEIR ACT

TOGETHER.

IF THEY DON'T PASS A

COUPLE OF THESE MAJOR

PIECES OF LEGISLATION,

THEIR PERIOD OF BEING IN

THE SENATE IS OVER.

THEY'LL LOSE THE MAJORITY

IN THE SENATE, AND

POSSIBLY IN THE HOUSE.

AND THEY'RE LOOKING AT

MAYBE EVEN LOSING THE

PRESIDENCY IN THE NEXT GO

AROUND.

THEY HAVE IT ALL NOW.

THEY HAVE THE SENATE, THE

HOUSE, THE WHITE HOUSE --

THEY HAVE IT ALL, AND IT'S

BEEN GIVEN TO THEM TO

GOVERN THIS COUNTRY.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE

SAYING, YOU GUYS GET YOUR

ACT TOGETHER.

AND THESE OUTLYERS, AND

THOSE OPPOSING THE REPEAL

OF OBAMACARE -- THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT

HEALTH CARE FIXED.

I CALL UPON THE

REPUBLICANS WHO ARE IN

CHARGE OF THE GOVERNMENT,

FIX THIS STUFF, ESPECIALLY

THIS TAX CUT.

WE NEED A TAX CUT.

WE NEED IT.

DON'T LISTEN TO THIS

NONSENSE ABOUT LET'S NOT

HELP THE RICH.

THE JOB CREATORS ARE THE

ONES WHO HAVE THE CAPITAL

TO INVEST IN BUSINESSES.

IT MAY BE THAT THEY'RE

RICHER THAN OTHERS, BUT

HELPING THEM -- OR DENYING

THEM BENEFITS IS NOT GOING

TO HELP THE WORKING

PEOPLE.

THE WORKING PEOPLE WILL

GET HELP WHEN EVERYBODY IS

HELPED.

WHEW!

LET'S DO IT.

> HEY, WE HAD A PARTY

LAST NIGHT.

Wendy: I WAS THERE.

I WAS IN THE FRONT ROW

SEATS.

I LOVE OUR ROSH HASHANAH

CELEBRATIONS.

DID I SAY THAT RIGHT?

THEY'RE OFF THE CHARTS.

THEY'RE SPECTACULAR.

AND, OF COURSE, WE HAD

PAUL WILBUR THERE, AND YOU

SPOKE LAST NIGHT AND

TALKED ABOUT THE MEANING

OF ROSH HASHANAH AND THE

BEGINNING OF THE JEWISH

NEW YEAR.

AND THE DANCING WAS

WONDERFUL.

Pat: LAST NIGHT

MARKED THE START OF THE

JEWISH NEW YEAR, ROSH

HASHANAH.

IT IS THE YEAR 5778, FOR

THOSE KEEPING COUNT.

AT SUNDOWN WE MARKED ROSH

HASHANAH INSIDE THE REGENT

UNIVERSITY CHAPEL, WITH

MUSIC AND SPECIAL

PERFORMERS AND MESSIANIC

WORSHIP LEADER PAUL

WILBUR.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

[INSTRUMENT]

Reporter: LAST NIGHT

IN THE REGENT UNIVERSITY

CHAPEL, THE SOUND OF THE

SHOFAR USHERED IN ROSH

HASHANAH.

YOU LOOK FORWARD TO THE

DAY WHERE A SHOFAR WILL

BLOW FROM THE MOUNTAIN OF

THE LORD OUR GOD, AND THE

KING OF KINGS WILL COME

BACK FOR HIS BRIDE.

Reporter: PAUL WILBUR

LED THE CELEBRANTS IN

WORSHIP, WITH SONG AND

DANCE.

WE'RE LIFTING OUR

VOICES AND GIVING GOD THE

PRAISE.

HE IS ASCENDING.

AS OUR PRAISE ARISES, HE

IS ASCENDING ON THOSE

PRAISES AND HE IS

SCATTERING OUR ENEMIES.

Reporter: THE NIGHT

WAS A JOYOUS CELEBRATION

OF GOD'S GOODNESS AND

FAITHFULNESS.

*

Pat: THE TRUMPET OF

THE LORD WILL SOUND AND

TIME WILL BE NO MORE.

AND THE MORNING BREAKS

ETERNAL, BRIGHT AND FAIR.

WHEN THE SAINTS OF EARTH

ARE GATHERED OVER ON THE

OTHER SIDE, HERE IS WHAT

I'M SINGING, AND WHEN THE

ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER,

I'LL BE THERE.

*

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WE HAD A PARTY.

THAT WAS GREAT.

Wendy: AT THE VERY

END, THEY LET SOME OF US

IN THE AUDIENCE GET UP ON

STAGE AND DANCE.

AND, OF COURSE, I WAS

RIGHT THERE.

Pat: YOU WERE?

Wendy: OH, YEAH.

IT WAS AWESOME.

Pat: THE WHOLE THING

WAS WONDERFUL.

Wendy: COMING UP, HE

HAS HAD A CAREER THAT

SPANS SIX DECADES, AND

CAPPED IT OFF LAST YEAR

WITH AN INTRODUCTION INTO

THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF

FAME.

WE'RE, OF COURSE, TALKING

ABOUT CHARLIE DANIELS, AND

HE JOINS US LIVE, NEXT.

Pat: OH, HE HAS SOLD

MILLIONS OF ALBUMS.

HE JUST GOT INAUGURATED

INTO THE COUNTRY MUSIC

HALL OF FAME.

AND IT IS SUCH A PLEASURE

TO HAVE A DEAR FRIEND BACK

WITH US ON "THE 700 CLUB."

CHARLIE DANIELS.

GOD BLESS YOU, MAN.

GOD BLESS YOU.

GREAT TO BE WITH YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Pat: IT IS SO GREAT

TO SEE YOU.

IT HAS BEEN A WHILE.

Pat: IT HAS.

WHEN YOU STARTED OUT, YOU

DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT

MUSIC --

NO, SIR.

I STILL DON'T READ MUSIC.

I HAD A FRIEND, AND I HAD

NO IDEA HE HAD A GUITAR.

I WENT UP TO HIS HOUSE ONE

DAY, AND HE WAS PLAYING --

HE KNEW ABOUT TWO AND A

HALF CHORDS, AND I GOT HIM

TO TEACH ME THOSE, AND WE

KIND OF STARTED FROM

THERE.

BUT I STILL NEVER TOOK THE

TIME TO LEARN HOW TO READ

MUSIC.

Pat: HOW DID YOU

PATTERN YOURSELF?

WAS IT THE GRAN GRAND OLE OPRY?

YEAH.

I WENT THROUGH DIFFERENT

FACES.

PHASES.

WHEN I WAS A KID, PAT,

REGULAR STATIONS WERE

FORMATTED FOR ONE KIND OF

MUSIC.

THEY WOULD START OFF IN

THE MORNING IN THE

COUNTRY, AND THEN THE KIDS

CAME HOME AND WOULD PLAY

THEIR MUSIC.

I WAS EXPOSED TO SO MANY

DIFFERENT KINDS OF OF

MUSIC.

SO WHEN I STARTED MY

MUSIC, I KIND OF MIXED IT

ALL TOGETHER.

SO MY STYLE IS A LITTLE

BIT OF EVERYTHING.

Pat: AND IT CLICKED.

YOU STARTED WRITING MUSIC.

YOU'VE WRITTEN A LOT OF

SONGS.

WHEN DID YOU START

WRITING?

I STARTED WRITING EARLY

ON.

AND THEN I GOT PUT WITH A

GUY NAMED BOB JOHNSTON.

HE WAS THE GUY WHO BROUGHT

ME TO NASHVILLE AND SPENT

A LOT OF TIME WITH ME

ABOUT WRITING AND NOT

SETTLING FOR LESS THAN

WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF.

WE SPENT HOURS AND HOURS

TOGETHER WRITING SONGS.

SO I GOT SERIOUSLY

INVOLVED IN REALLY WRITING

IN ABOUT 1962.

Pat: WHAT'S THE

SECRET TO HAVING A HIT

SONG OR REALLY POPULAR

SONG?

I CAN'T SAY.

IF I DID, I WOULD DO IT

ALL OF THE TIME.

BUT THE SECRET REMAINS

UNFOUND.

ALL YOU CAN DO IS THE VERY

BEST YOU CAN.

YOU JUST HAVE TO GO FOR

IT.

IF YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING

YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT, YOU

CAN'T MAKE THE PEOPLE BUY

IT.

YOU CAN'T MAKE THE RADIO

STATIONS PLAY IT, BUT YOU

CAN PUT IT OUT THERE AND

HOPE.

Pat: WHAT WAS THE BIG

BREAK FOR YOU WRITING?

IN 1962, BOB AND MYSELF

WROTE A SONG CALLED "IT

HURTS ME," THAT SELL ELVIS

PRESLEY RECORDED.

Pat: THAT'S A BIG

DEAL IF ELVIS TOOK YOUR

SONG.

IT WAS A HUGE DEAL.

IT WAS ON THE FLIP SIDE OF

A MOVIE HE CALLED "KISSING

COUSINS."

AND IT HAS BEEN -- IT WAS

MY ENTREE INTO IT.

Pat: SOME OF THE

OTHERS, YOU HAD A COUPLE

OTHER REALLY, REALLY BIG

HITS.

WE HAVE A SONG CALLED

"THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO

GEORGIA," IN 1979, THAT

HAS BEEN OUR SIGNATURE

SONG, YOU COULD SAY, FOR

ALL THIS TIME.

EVERY TIME WE PLAY, WE

HAVE TO PLAY THAT SONG.

IT IS WHAT PEOPLE EXPECT

US TO DO.

WE'VE DONE SOMEWHERE

AROUND 20 MILLION ALBUMS,

I GUESS, ALL TOGETHER.

Pat: 20 MILLION IS A

LOT OF RECORDS.

I'VE BEEN AT IT A LONG

TIME, PAT.

Pat: WHAT'S IT LIKE

TRAVELLING AROUND IN THE

BUS.

IN THE EARLY DAYS, YOU HAD

A BROKEN-DOWN VAN.

AND YOU WERE ALL SMELLY

TOGETHER.

YEAH.

YEAH.

Pat: IT WAS HARD.

IT WAS.

I FIRST STARTED TRAVELLING

IN A CAR.

AND AS WE GOT MORE, WE

ADDED THE TRAILER, AND

THEN WE GOT A BAND.

AND YOU'VE GOT SIX PEOPLE.

AND WE HAD TWO VANS FOR A

WHILE.

ONE FOR THE INSTRUMENTS

AND ONE FOR US.

THEN ONE DAY WE GOT AN OLD

SCENIC CRUISER BUS.

SOMETHING THAT GREYHOUND

HAD ALREADY PUT FIVE

MILLION MILES ON IT.

AND IT BROKE DOWN EVERY

1200 MILES, BUT WE LOVED

IT.

IT HAD BUNKS IN IT.

AND WE HAULED THE

INSTRUMENTS DOWN IN THE

BAY.

THAT WAS MY FIRST

INTRODUCTION TO A BUS.

AND I'VE BEEN TRAVELLING

IN A BUS SINCE THEN.

OF COURSE WE'VE UPGRADED

SINCE THEN.

MY WIFE AND I TRAVEL ON

THE BUS NOW TOGETHER.

IT IS HOME FOR US.

IN 1983 MY SON STARTED

COLLEGE, AND MY WIFE HAS

BEEN TRAVELLING WITH ME.

BY THE WAY, I WAS MARRIED

53 YEARS YESTERDAY.

Pat: CONGRATULATIONS.

53.

AND YOUR WIFE HAS PUT UP

WITH ALL OF THAT?

SHE PUT UP WITH IT ALL.

YOU'RE SAYING IT FA FAS

FASCIOUSLY, BUT IT'S TRUE.

Pat: HOW LONG HAVE

YOU KNOWN THE LORD?

YOU KNOW, I WROTE A

CHAPTER IN THE BOOK ABOUT

MY FAITH, AND IT WAS THE

HARDEST CHAPTER FOR ME TO

WRITE.

I DID A LOT OF SOUL

SEARCHING AND LOOKING AT

WHAT I REALLY, HONESTLY

BELIEVED IN, AND WHAT MY

BASIC CORE BELIEFS WERE.

I WAS CONFUSED ABOUT

SALVATION FOR A LONG TIME.

I WENT TO A LOT OF

DIFFERENT CHURCHES.

AND ONE OF THE BASIC

THINGS THAT I STRESS IS I

HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THE

CONDEMNATION OF GOD AND SO

LITTLE ABOUT THE LOVE.

I THINK A LOT OF REAL

WELL-MEANING PASTORS THINK

A LOT OF TIMES BECAUSE

THEY'RE WAY AHEAD OF THE

CURVE THEMSELVES, AND THEY

THINK THAT PEOPLE KNOW ALL

ABOUT SALVATION AND HOW IT

APPLIES TO THEM PERSONALLY

WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THE

DOOR.

AND ANY LOT OF PEOPLE

DON'T.

I HEARD ALL MY LIFE THAT

JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS,

BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHY.

I DECIDED SEVERAL YEARS

AGO I'M GOING TO SIT DOWN

AND READ THE BIBLE FOR

MYSELF.

I'M GOING TO TAKE MY

OPINION THAT I COME UP

WITH, AND PEOPLE LIKE

YOURSELF, WHO I RESPECT

AND LISTEN TO, AND I'M

GOING TO WALK THAT

LONESOME VALLEY, AS THE

SONG GOES, AND WORK OUT MY

SALVATION.

I NEVER HAD A DAMASCUS

ROAD EXPERIENCE.

IT HAS JUST BEEN KIND OF

RECOGNIZING THE TRUTH.

I'M A WORK IN PROGRESS.

THINGS KEEP DUN DAWNING ON ME.

WHEN I SIT DOWN AND READ,

YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, AND IF YOU BELIEVE

IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD

RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD,

YOU WILL BE SAVED.

JOHN 3: 16 -- I CONSTANTLY

SAY THOSE THINGS TO

MYSELF.

I BELIEVE THAT JESUS

CHRIST IS THE ONLY BIEN

GOTTEN SON OF GOD, HE CAME

TO THE EARTH, HE WAS

NAILED TO THE CROSS FOR MY

SINS.

THAT HE LEFT HERE AND HE

ASCENDED.

ASCENDEDASCENDED.

AND HE IS GOING TO DESCEND

SOME DAY AND PICK US UP

AND BRING US TO A BETTER

PLACE.

Pat: TALK ABOUT YOUR

BOOK, "DON'T COUNT THE

EMPTY SEATS."

EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW

ABOUT THAT TITLE.

WHEN YOU'RE A YOUNG

MUSICIAN, YOU PLAY

ANYWHERE TO ANYBODY, IF

YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IT.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A

LOT OF EMPTY SEATS BECAUSE

NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE.

YOU'LL BE PLAYING

SOMEWHERE, AND A FEW

PEOPLE WILL COME AND SEE

YOU OUT OF CURIOSITY.

IF YOU SAY, I'VE GOT A

HALF HOUSE TONIGHT, I'M

GOING TO TAKE IT EASY,

THAT IS A WRONG ATTITUDE.

YOU'RE NOT CONCERNED WITH

THE EMPTY SEATS.

YOU'RE CONCERNED WITH THE

SEATS THAT HAVE PEOPLE IN

THEM.

IF YOU PLEASE THEM, THE

NEXT TIME YOU COME BACK,

THEY'LL COME BACK AND

BRING SOMEBODY ELSE WITH

THEM.

IT KIND OF REACHES AN

EXPEDENTIAL FACTOR.

AND THE FIRST THING YOU

KNOW, YOU'RE PLAYING TO

CROWDS; YOU'VE BUILT A

FOLLOWING.

Pat: WHAT IS NEXT FOR

YOU?

YOU'VE GOTTEN INTO THE

HALL OF FAME AND SOLD

20 MILLION ALBUMS.

THAT'S A LOT OF WORK.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEXT?

I'M STILL DOING THE

SAME THING.

I NEVER KNEW I COULD

WRITE, PAT, UP UNTIL THE

LAST FEW YEARS.

IT IS A TALENT GOD GAVE ME

THAT I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW

ABOUT.

ONE DAY ONE OF THE GUYS AT

WORK SAID, YOU WRITE STORY

SONGS, SO WHY DON'T YOU

WRITE STORIES.

I WAS ON THE ROAD ONE DAY

AND I WALKED INTO THE

MOTEL ROOM AND I STARTED

WRITING SHORT STORIES.

AND IT KIND OF WENT ON

FROM THERE.

I WROTE ON THIS BOOK FOR

20 YEARS, BUT I COULD

NEVER FIND A PLACE TO STOP

IT.

I WAS IN MY 70s BEFORE I

WAS EVER -- INTERESTING

THINGS KEPT HAPPENING TO

ME.

WHEN I FOUND OUT I WAS

GOING TO BE INDUCTED INTO

THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF

FAME, I THOUGHT, WHAT A

GREAT PLACE TO PAUSE THIS,

WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO

STOP.

I WENT TO THE CEREMONY

THAT NIGHT AND WAS

INDUCTED, AND THEN I WENT

HOME AND WROTE MY

IMPRESSIONS OF WHAT IT

WAS.

AND THERE IT WAS.

FINALLY FINISHED.

Pat: HERE IS THE

BOOK.

"NEVER LOOK AT THE EMPTY

SEATS," CHARLIE DANIELS,

WHAT A TOWERING FIGURE IN

CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND A

TOWERING FIGURE.

GOD BLESS YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

Pat: CHARLIE DANIELS,

A GREAT MAN, AND A

TREMENDOUS MUSICIAN, AND A

LOT OF FUN.

"THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO

GEORGIA," YOU MIGHT WANT

TO LISTEN TO IT.

Wendy: CHARLIE, DON'T

WORRY, WE'RE ALL A WORK IN

PROGRESS.

GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK

YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

AND CHARLIE WILL BE OUR

SPECIAL GUEST LATER TODAY.

YOU CAN WATCH THAT ONLINE

AT cbn.com AT NOON

EASTERN TIME.

COMING UP, IT WILL BE TIME

FOR YOUR QUESTIONS AND

HONEST ANSWERS.

ONE VIEWER SAYS, "MY

HUSBAND ADMITS THAT HIS

VOW TO BE WITH ME FOREVER

WAS A LIE.

AM I BOUND TO STAY MARRIED

TO HIM?"

PAT WEIGHS IN ON THAT AND

MUCH MORE, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS AND SOME HONEST

ANSWERS.

THIS VIEWER WRITES IN,

"WHEN I MARRIED MY

HUSBAND, I MADE A VOW TO

GOD TO BE WITH HIM

FOREVER.

HE MADE THAT VOW, BUT

ADMITS IT WAS A LIE.

HE HAS DONE LOTS OF THINGS

THAT ARE DESPICABLE, AND I

CAN'T LOVE HIM ANYMORE.

WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT

THAT?"

Pat: WELL, GOD SAYS

THAT MARRIAGE IS FOREVER.

BUT I DON'T KNOW -- YOU

KNOW, AS A LAWYER, WE HAVE

A TERM CALLED "FRAUD IN

THE INDUCEMENT."

AND IF THERE WAS

PROSECUTED IN THE

INDUCEMENT, THE CONTRACT

DOESN'T PERTAIN BECAUSE

YOU WERE INDUCED TO UNDER

A CONTRACT UNDER

FRAUDULENT PREMISES.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, YOUR

HUSBAND HAS DONE

DESPICABLE THINGS, YOU

SAID.

DOES DESPICABLE MEAN HE IS

HAVING AFFAIRS WITH

PEOPLE?

IF HE DOES, ADULTERY IS A

GROUND WE KNOW FOR SURE.

THIS WHOLE MATTER OF

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE IS

REALLY A DIFFICULT PROBLEM

THAT PEOPLE ARE DEALING

WITH TODAY.

IT IS SO PERVASIVE.

I DON'T THINK GETTING

MARRIED IS A CONTRACT TO

ENTER INTO A LIFE OF

TORMENT AND TORTURE.

IT SHOULD BE A JOYOUS

EXPERIENCE.

AND WHAT GOD HAS JOINED

TOGETHER LET NOT MAN PUT

ASUNDER.

BUT HAS GOD JOINED YOU

TOGETHER?

YOU SAID THERE WAS A LIE

IN THE INDUCEMENT.

WHEN YOU FIRST GOT

MARRIED, YOUR HUSBAND WAS

LYING TO YOU.

AND HE HAS NOW DONE,

QUOTE, "DESPICABLE

THINGS."

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN

BY "DESPICABLE."

IF IT INCLUDES FORNICATION

OR ADULTERY, THAT IS A

CLEAR SCRIPTURAL GROUND.

YOU WOULD HAVE TO TELL ME

MORE.

Wendy: IT DOESN'T

SOUND GOOD.

Pat: WHAT A HORRIBLE

MARRIAGE.

Wendy: A HORRIBLE

GUY.

I DON'T LIKE HIM.

Pat: I DON'T KNOW

HIM, BUT I DON'T LIKE HIM.

Wendy: GOD HELP HIM.

> KATIE WRITES IN, "I

HAVE BEEN TOLD FROM OTHER

CHRISTIAN THAT IS IT IS

POSSIBLE TO LOSE YOUR

SALVATION AFTER YOU ACCEPT

CHRIST IF YOU TURN AWAY

FROM CHRIST AND TURN AWAY

FROM HIM.

I HAVE AN UNCLE WHO TURNED

AWAY FROM HIS CHRISTIAN

FAITH AND NOW IS INTO

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY.

DID HE LOSE HIS

SALVATION?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

IF SOMEBODY A APOSIZES -- IT

SOUNDS LIKE YOUR SUNG KEL UNCLE IS

TURNING HIS BACK ON JESUS.

AND HE IS TURNING TO

EASTERN RELIGION.

IT ISN'T FOR ME TO SAY

WHETHER HE HAS LOST HIS

SALVATION OR NOT.

BUT I WILL SAY HE IS IN

DANGER OF IT.

CAN YOU LOSE IT UNDER

THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES?

ABSOLUTELY.

Wendy: I KNOW

SOMEBODY WHO -- WHO WAS A

CHRISTIAN AND WENT OFF TO

THE NEW AGE FOR ABOUT A

YEAR AND LIVED IN A

COMMUNE AND CAME BACK

BECAUSE THE HUSBAND NEVER

STOPPED PRAYING FOR THE

WIFE.

CAME BACK STRONGER THAN

EVER.

SO THERE IS HOPE, AT

LEAST.

BUT, LIKE YOU SAID, IF YOU

TURN YOUR BACK --

Pat: IF YOU TURN YOUR

BACK ON THE LORD -- BUT,

YES, THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE,

ABSOLUTELY.

Wendy: VINNIE SAYS,

"I HAVE FORGIVEN MY DAD

FOR MY CHILDHOOD TRAUMAS.

WHY DO I STILL FACE

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.

WHAT EXACTLY WHAT CURE

ME?"

Pat: I'M NOT A

PSYCHIATRIST, AND I WOULD

HAVE TO GET TO KNOW YOU

BETTER TO TELL YOU WHAT IS

WRONG WITH YOU.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR

FATHER DID TO YOU.

THE BIGGEST THING IN YOUR

LIFE IS TO FORGIVE.

WHEN YOU STAND PRAYING,

THE PEOPL BIBLE SAYS, IF YOU

HAVE OUGHT AGAINST ANYONE,

FORGIVE SO THAT YOUR

HEAVENLY FATHER CAN

FORGIVE YOU.

WHATEVER HE DID TO YOU --

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT

WAS -- YOU FORGIVE HIM.

BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT HURTING

HIM BY HAVING A GRUDGE IN

YOUR HEART, BUT YOU ARE

HURTING YOURSELF.

Wendy: CHARLOTTE

SAYS, "WAS INVITED TO A

START-UP SERVICE, AND I

WAS INTRODUCED.

THE PASTOR SAID THERE WERE

THINGS I WAS GOING TO DO

IN THE CHURCH.

THAT FELT GOOD, BUT I FELT

PRESSURED.

AND HE ALSO SAID IT IS A

SIN NOT TO COME TO CHURCH.

IS THIS TRUE?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

NOT TO FORSAKE ASSEMBLY,

BUT IS IT A SIN?

I DON'T THINK IT IS.

ASSEMBLY IS COMING

TOGETHER IN THE LORD.

NOT SHOWING UP AT THAT

MAN'S CHURCH -- I THINK HE

HAS A REVELATION ABOUT YOU

THAT MAY BE FAULTY.

I DON'T THINK YOU NEED TO

ORDER YOUR LIFE AFTER THE

REVELATION, SO-CALLED, OF

SOMEBODY ELSE.

GOD WILL GIVE YOU -- HE

KNOWS HOW TO SPEAK TO YOU.

HE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE,

WHERE YOU LIVE, AND WHAT

YOUR NAME IS.

AND HE CAN SPEAK TO YOU

CLEARLY.

SO LET HIM TALK TO YOU.

DON'T LET SOMEBODY ELSE

TELL YOU WHAT YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.

I THINK THAT IS VERY

IMPORTANT.

Wendy: I THINK THAT

IS GOOD ADVICE, EXCELLENT

ADVICE.

THAT WAS SOME GREAT

QUESTIONS, AND WE GOT SOME

HONEST ANSWERS.

Pat: THAT'S ALL OF

THE HONEST ANSWERS THAT

I'VE GOT FOR THE DAY.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Wendy: WELL, IN ONE

INDIAN VI VILLAGE, A BABY

NAMED THANVISH WAS

STARVING.

AND NONE OF HER NEIGHBORS

WERE WILLING TO HELP

BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT SHE

WAS CURSED BECAUSE SHE WAS

BORN WITH A CLEFT LIP.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: WHEN

THANVISH WAS BORN WITH A

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE, HER

PARENTS KNEW THEIR

NEIGHBORS WOULD BLAME

THEM.

IN OUR VILLAGE, THEY

SAY IF YOUR PREGNANT AND

YOU VIEW A SOLAR ECLIPSE,

THEN YOUR BOR CHILD WILL BE

BORN WITH A CUT ON THEIR

HAND OR LIP.

AFTER SHE WAS BORN, MY

HEART BROKE WHEN I SAW HER

CLEFT LIP.

I KNEW SHE WOULD HAVE A

HARD LIFE.

Reporter: THANVISH

COULDN'T DRINK FROM A

BOTTLE, SO THEY FED HER

WITH A SPOON.

BUT SHE WAS ALWAYS SICK.

SHE COUGHED AND THREW

UP THE LITTLE MILK SHE

COULD DRINK.

SHE HAD A FEVER ALL OF THE

TIME.

Reporter: THANVISH'S

DAD WORKS AS A DAY LABOR LABORER

AND COULD NEVER SAVE

ENOUGH FOR SURGERY.

I CONSIDERED SELLING

MYSELF AS A BONDED SLAVE

TO SOMEONE.

THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY I

COULD GET THE MONEY FOR

SURGERY.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

LEARNED ABOUT THANVISH, WE

SAID WE WOULD PAY FOR THE

BABY'S SURGERY.

SOON SHE GOT THE OPERATION

SHE SO DESPERATELY NEEDED.

WE ARE VERY HAPPY.

SHE LOOKS SO PRETTY.

Reporter: NOT LONG

AFTER THE OPERATION,

THANVISH WAS BACK HOME AND

EATING WELL.

SHE USED TO BE SICK ALL

OF THE TIME, BUT NOT

ANYMORE.

NO MORE CHOKING OR

COUGHING, AND NO FEVER.

CBN HAS DONE SO MUCH WHEN

WE WERE IN NEED.

I WANT TO SAY A BIG THANK

YOU TO THEM.

Wendy: THAT IS JUST

SO PRECIOUS.

LISTEN, IF YOU'RE A CBN

PARTNER, YOU'RE A PART OF

THAT.

HOW MANY DOES IT COST?

JUST 6 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, IS ALL IT TAKES TO

BECOME A CBN PARTNER.

WHEN WE ALL GET TOGETHER,

IT GOES A LONG WAY.

YOU CAN MAKE A BIG

DIFFERENCE.

AS YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A

LOT OF HURTING PEOPLE THAT

NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW.

WHEN WE JOIN, WE HAVE

SOMETHING FOR YOU, PAT'S

NEW TEACHING CALLED "ASK

ANYTHING: BIBLICAL ANSWERS

TO SOME OF LIFE'S MOST

PROBING AND PERPLEXING

QUESTIONS."

THERE ARE SO MANY

QUESTIONS ON HERE YOU

WON'T BE EXPECTING AND

ANSWERS YOU MAY NOT BE

EXPECTING.

IT IS OUR GIFT WHEN YOU

GIVE US A CALL RIGHT NOW

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

1-800-700-7000.

IT IS TOLL-FREE.

GIVE US A CALL RIGHT NOW

AND JUST SAY, YES.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD, A

WOMAN WHO WAS TOLD TO

ABORT, AND INSTEAD ISSUED

A PRAYER CALL THAT WAS

HEARD AROUND THE WORLD.

I HAD PEOPLE ALL THE

WAY IN ISRAEL.

I CALLED EVERYBODY THAT I

COULD THINK OF.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

ON THAT LIST THAT ARE

PRAYING FOR THIS BABY.

SO I NEED A MIRACLE.

Wendy: WATCH HOW

THOSE PRAYERS WERE

ANSWERED, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

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THEM FROM MOVING FORWARD

WITH THEIR McPROGRAM.

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TRUMP SAID THE U.S. WOULD

BE FORCED TO, QUOTE,

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KOREA IF ATTACKED."

BUT NORTH KOREA'S FOREIGN

MINISTER SAID IF THE

UNITED STATES THOUGHT THEY

COULD SCARE US WITH THE

SOUND OF A, QUOTE,

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THIS.

Wendy: WELL,

WEDNESDAY MARKED THE HALF

WAY POINT OF OUR "SEVEN

DAYS ABLAZE" CELEBRATION,

AND IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST

DAY OF THE JEWISH NEW

YEAR.

SO AT OUR CHAPEL, WE MADE

SURE TO PRAY FOR YOU, OUR

CBN PARTNERS, AND ALSO OUR

FRIENDS OVER IN THE STATE

OF ISRAEL.

HERE IS SOME HIGHLIGHTS

FROM THAT SERVICE,

FEATURING SINGER PAUL

WILBUR.

WHETHER YOU'RE JEW OR

GENTILE, WE ALL NEED TO

COME IN THE SAME NARROW

GATE.

WHOEVER IS WILLING TO TAKE

OFF ALL OF THAT STUFF, GET

ON YOUR FACE, AND GO

THROUGH THAT LITTLE NARROW

DOOR, Y'ALL COME.

WE'VE BEEN GIVEN SUCH A

PRIVILEGE, SUCH AN HONOR.

AND CAN WE BELIEVE GOD

ENOUGH TO GET BEYOND WHAT

I NEED AND HOW I FEEL AND

WHAT I THINK?

CAN WE GET THAT -- BEYOND

THAT TO HOW DO YOU FEEL?

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I INVITE YOU TO STAND, AND

WE'RE JUST GOING TO PRAY

TOGETHER.

LORD, WE'RE WILLING TO

TAKE OFF ALL OF THE STUFF.

TO GO THROUGH THAT LITTLE

DOOR.

THAT IN OUR WEAKNESS, YOU

WOULD BE SEEN AS GREAT.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

OR MESSIAH, THE PRINCE OF

ALL PEACE.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

AMEN.

GOD BLESS YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

Wendy: AMEN.

THAT IS SOME GOOD

PREACHING RIGHT THERE.

WE HAVE BEEN SO BLESSED

THIS WEEK.

WE HAVE SOME PHENOMENAL

SPEAKERS AND MUSICIANS.

PAUL WILBUR, ONE OF OUR

FAVORITES HERE AT CBN.

IF YOU WANT US TO PRAY FOR

YOU, GIVE US A CALL.

OUR NUMBER IS ON YOUR

SCREENS, TOLL-FREE,

1-800-700-7000.

OR LOG ON TO cbn.com AND

LEAVE YOUR REQUESTS THERE.

AND WE WANT TO INVITE YOU

TO THIS AFTERNOON'S PRAYER

SERVICE.

YOU CAN STREAM IT LIVE ON

OUR WEBSITE AT 12 NOON

EASTERN.

CHARLIE DANIELS IS OUR

FEATURED SPEAKER.

HIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD IN

BOOKSTORES, AVAILABLE

OCTOBER 24th.

> WELL, JENNIFER SKOGI

NEEDED A MIRACLE.

SHE WAS TOLD HER BABY HAD

PROBLEMS WITH HER HEART

AND HER BRAIN DURING AN

ULTRASOUND.

SO JENNIFER OPENED HER

BIBLE, CALLED SOME

FRIENDS, AND LAUNCHED A

PRAYER BATTLE FOR HER

CHILD'S LIFE.

I FELT DEFEATED.

AND I TOLD MY HUSBAND -- I

SAYS, I DON'T THINK I CAN

DO THIS ANYMORE.

IT'S NOT WORTH IT.

Reporter: JENNIFER

AND HER HUSBAND, CHRIS,

WERE READY FOR ANOTHER

BABY AFTER THEY HAD TWINS

IN 2010.

BUT ONE PREGNANCY AFTER

ANOTHER MISCARRIED, AND

JENNIFER WAS READY TO GIVE

UP.

AND I LOST A TOTAL OF

FOUR PREGNANCIES AFTER THE

TWINS WERE BORN.

AND IT WAS JUST SO

TRAUMATIC AND DEVASTATING.

Reporter: DOCTORS HAD

TRIED EVERYTHING, SO WHEN

SHE GOT PREGNANT A FIFTH

TIME, THEY DECIDED TO DO

THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

I LITERALLY HAD A

CONVERSATION WITH GOD.

GOD, I'M DOING THINGS

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THIS

TIME AND COMPLETELY 100%

LEAVE IT UP TO YOU.

AND JUST TRUSTING YOU.

WE'VE TRIED FOLLOWING

THE DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS

AND SUGGESTIONS, SO, YOU

KNOW, I THINK WE WERE AT

THE POINT IF GOD WANTS

THIS TO HAPPEN, THEN HE'LL

LET IT HAPPEN.

Reporter: WHEN

JENNIFER MADE IT PAST 11

WEEKS, THEY KNEW THEIR

PRAYERS HAD BEEN ANSWERED.

SHE COULDN'T WAIT FOR HER

18-WEEK CHECKUP.

I FIGURED WE'D GET A

NICE SHOT OF THE BABY ON

THE ULTRASOUND, AND I'LL

PUT IT IN A SCRAPBOOK.

SURE, SIGN ME UP.

Reporter: THEY WERE

DISAPPOINTED THAT CHRIS, A

POLICE OFFICER, HAD TO

WORK THE DAY OF THE

APPOINTMENT.

JENNIFER DECIDED TO GO

ANYWAY.

I'LL GO AND I DO IT AND

I'LL SURPRISE YOU.

WE'LL DO A GENDER REVEAL

AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW.

EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.

YOU DON'T NEED TO TAKE OFF

WORK.

YOU SEE THE BABY UP ON THE

BIG COMPUTER SCREEN.

LOOKING AT ALL OF THE

PARTS.

SHE IS DOING THE

MEASUREMENTS.

BUT WHEN SHE GOT UP TO THE

HEAD SECTION, I COULD TELL

THAT HER DEMEANOR --

EVERYTHING CHANGED.

Reporter: THE

ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN LEFT

TO GET THE DOCTOR.

AND HE SAID, I'M REALLY

SORRY I HAVE TO TELL YOU

THIS.

YOUR BABY HAS VERY SEVERE

BIRTH DEFECTS.

AND I'M LAYING THERE

TELLING MYSELF, OKAY,

DON'T LOSE IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO ASK

QUESTIONS.

Reporter: HE TOLD

JENNIFER THAT PARTS OF THE

BABY'S BRAIN WERE MISSING,

AND FLUID WAS BUILDING UP

IN THE EMPTY CAVITY.

HE ADDED THAT THE BABY'S

HEART WASN'T DEVELOPING

PROPERLY.

WHAT AM I FACING HERE?

AND HE SAID, BASICALLY

WITH THE AMOUNT OF DEFECTS

AND THE SEVERITY OF THEM,

IT WOULD BE VERY, VERY

LIKELY THAT YOU WOULD LOSE

THE BABY BEFORE YOU

DELIVERED.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

RECOMMENDED SHE TERMINATE

THE PREGNANCY.

JENNIFER REFUSED AND WENT

HOME TO TELL CHRIS.

I WAS MORE DEVASTATE

AND EXHAUSTED AND MENTALLY

AND PHYSICALLY AND

EMOTIONALLY BEAT AND

DRAINED.

SEEING HOW IT AFFECTED

JEN, THAT'S PROBABLY THE

HARDEST THING TO DEAL

WITH.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

REPORT, JENNIFER AND CHRIS

STOOD ON THE DECISION SE SHE

MADE FROM THE START.

I SAID I WASN'T GOING

TO RELY ON DOCTORS, AND

THAT I WAS GOING TO RELY

ON GOD.

I JUST PRAYED.

I WENT THROUGH THE BIBLE,

AND ANY VERSE THAT POPPED

OUT AND LOOKED LIKE IT WAS

RELEVANT OR WAS

INSPIRATIONAL OR SOMETHING

TO GRASP ON TO, I WOULD

PRINT THAT OUT ON MY

COMPUTER AND I WOULD TACK

IT TO MY WALL.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WAS ESPECIALLY DRAWN TO

MATTHEW 18: 19.

YOU SAID IT, GOD.

IT'S IN THE BIBLE.

SO, ALL RIGHT, I'M GOING

TO BELIEVE IT.

Reporter: BY NOW THEY

KNEW THEY WERE HAVING A

DAUGHTER AND NAMED HER

LYNETTE.

JENNIFER AND CHRIS POSTED

ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND CALLED

FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND THEIR

CHURCH, ASKING FOR PRAYER.

I HAD PEOPLE ALL THE

WAY IN ISRAEL.

I HAD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

PRAYING FOR THIS

PREGNANCY.

I CALLED "THE 700 CLUB."

I CALLED EVERYBODY THAT I

COULD THINK OF.

AND SO I'M, LIKE, OKAY

THAT IS DEFINITELY MORE

THAN A FEW PEOPLE RIGHT

THERE, GOD.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

ON THAT LIST PRAYING FOR

THIS BABY, SO I NEED A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: JENNIFER'S

MEDICAL CARE WAS

TRANSFERRED TO HOLLYWOOD

PRESBYTERIAN.

AS DOCTORS MONITORED THE

BABY'S DEVELOPMENT, THEY

STARTED MAKING SOME

BAFFLING DISCOVERIES.

WE WENT TO THE DOCTOR,

AND HE WAS DOING THE

ULTRASOUND OF HER HEAD.

AND HE IS, LIKE, OH, I SEE

SOME MORE OF HER BRAIN

BACK HERE.

HERE IS HER BRAIN.

IT IS BACK HERE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE HAD

MORE OF HER BRAIN.

THIS WAS, LIKE, A WAS LIKE A

CELEBRATION.

WE WERE TELLING OUR

FRIENDS, AND EVERYBODY WAS

THANKING GOD.

PRAISE YOU, JESUS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Reporter: THEY

CONTINUED PRAYING, AND ON

JUNE 13, 2013, BABY

LYNETTE WAS BORN WITH A

PERFECTLY NORMAL BRAIN.

STILL, THE DOCTORS

SUGGESTED THAT THE BABY

WOULD NEED SURGERY TO

REPAIR HER HEART.

AFTER TESTING, DOCTORS

FOUND NOTHING WRONG.

SO YOU'RE TELLING ME

THAT MY CHILD THAT WAS

GOING TO POSSIBLY DIE

BEFORE I GAVE BIRTH, OR

SOON AFTER, IS COMPLETELY

NORMAL?

IT WAS JUST AN ANSWER TO

MANY, MANY, MANY PRAYERS.

Reporter: TODAY

LYNETTE HAS NO PROBLEM

KEEPING UP WITH HER

BROTHER AND SISTER.

I DON'T THINK THE

DOCTORS MISSED ANYTHING.

I THINK THEY SAW WHAT THEY

SAW.

I THINK THEY WERE SEEING

WHAT THEY WERE TRAINED TO

LOOK FOR.

I JUST THINK IT WAS A

MIRACLE.

I LITERALLY AM WALKING

PROOF, AND MY CHILD IS

WALKING PROOF, THAT GOD

DOES STILL DO MIRACLES.

YOU'VE JUST GOT TO OPEN

YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART

AND HAVE FAITH, AND YOU'LL

SEE THEM.

IT IS NOT THE DOCTORS.

IT IS NOT SCIENCE.

IT IS GOD.

AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE HIM

THE GLORY.

Wendy: GOD STILL DOES

DO MIRACLES TODAY.

AND YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO

GIVE HIM THE GLORY WHEN IT

HAPPENS.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY.

INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE

PROBLEM AND WHAT THE

DOCTORS WERE SAYING --

ALTHOUGH WE LOVE OUR

DOCTORS AND WE RESPECT

THEM -- THEY FOCUSED ON

HOW BIG GOD WAS.

THEY FOCUSED ON THAT GOD

SAYS, I AM THE GOD WHO

PERFORMS WONDERS.

I'M THE GOD WHO STILL DOES

MIRACLES TODAY.

I HAVEN'T CHANGED.

A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY,

MIRACLES IN THE BIBLE,

THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN

ANYMORE.

NO.

IT HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE

DAY.

IF YOU'RE WATCHING RIGHT

NOW AND YOU NEED A

MIRACLE, GOD IS THE GOD

WHO PERFORMS MIRACLES.

I WANT YOU TO START

THANKING HIM THAT YOU'RE

MIRACLE IS ON THE WAY.

THIS PERSON NEEDS HEALING

OF COMPRESSION FRACTURES

AND A COLLAPSED VERTEBRAE.

BLURRY VISION TO BE

HEALED.

YES, LORD, SALVATION FOR

MY HOMELESS COUSIN WHO

SUFFERS FROM PTSD.

GOD TO GIVE ME STRENGTH

AND COMFORT FOR MY TWO

ADULT DAUGHTERS WHO DIED

THIS PAST MAY, 12 DAYS

APART.

LORD, WE CRY OUT RIGHT NOW

FOR COMFORT FOR THIS

PERSON, THIS MOTHER OR

FATHER THAT NEEDS COMFORT

FOR THIS.

AND THAT MY HUSBAND BE

HEALED OF SPINAL STENOSIS

PAIN AND ALZHEIMER'S.

THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR

YOU.

WHATEVER YOU ARE GOING

THROUGH, TODAY IS YOUR

DAY.

BELIEVE IT, RECEIVE IT.

GOD LOVES YOU, AND HE IS

THE GOD WHO PERFORMS

MIRACLES.

> WELL, WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS FROM

PSALM 30: "O LORD MY GOD,

I CRIED OUT TO YOU AND YOU

HEALED ME."

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

"THE 700 CLUB," GOD BLESS

YOU, AND REMEMBER GOD

LOVES YOU.

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